Gerald O’Collins SJ asks us to think about the way in which Jesus identified himself with the homeless, and took every opportunity to speak about and help them. When we consider that Jesus himself was homeless for much of his life, how does this challenge us to see the face of Jesus in all of [...]
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Ordinary plastic grocery bags turned into sleeping mats for the homeless? Yes, you read that correctly. Watch this video on how to do this at home. I suspect you will never look at those plastic bags in the same way. Certainly in the category of “inventiveness unto infinity! Also another approach to recycling! This obviously [...]
Homeless Advocate Mark Horvath says “I Dare You to Watch This Short Video on Veteran Homelessness” On any given night, nearly 633,782 people in the United States experience homelessness — over 60,000 of them veterans. This must-see video from @home is the very best video I have seen on the topic of veteran homelessness. This is an [...]
Uncharted waters! ATLANTA – (March 1, 2013) – Today, the United States is moving into unchartered territories because of the sequester. The sequester will hit all government spending across the board with exceptions for some programs and military personnel, but the full impact is not known and may not be felt by Americans for some [...]
Drawing their inspiration from their founder, the “Belgian St. Vincent” and their long tradition of working in situations involving psychiatric disorders, the Brothers of Charity carry on Vincent’s mission of carry for the casualties of war. “In support of all veterans with post traumatic stress disorder Redeemer House for Veterans exists to improve the living conditions [...]
The St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia’s 2012 National Overview publication is now available online. “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” As implied by the name, this publication of 25 pages contaiing many items contains an summary some of work of the St Vincent de Paul society across Australia during 2012 and can be [...]
Among the news items….SVP distribute 5000 Vinnie Packs to homeless! Reported in this weekend’s Independent Catholic News, SVP volunteers have distributed 5000 cold weather survival packs to homeless people through their soup runs and church projects around the UK. This is a fantastic effort and they are now appealing for funds to provide more. The [...]
Depaul UK in the North East is delighted to have been awarded £38,000 for a new service which will enable it to help young homeless people move out of homelessness accommodation and into private tenancies. The funding is has been awarded to three projects in the North East. Nationally, the scheme has helped 4,000 homeless [...]
Kevin M. Ryan, President and CEO, Covenant House, writes… This headline immediately filled me with foreboding: “Homeless youth who died included four 17-year-olds.” Now what, I thought? What horrible event had stolen away more of the young people we try to save, every day, in our shelters? But it wasn’t an event. It was daily attrition, evidence [...]
National Migration Week 2013 will be held from January 6-12 with a primary theme of “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues.” This year’s National Migration Week observance and theme commemorate the 10th anniversary of the historic joint pastoral letter of the United States and Mexico bishops conferences, Strangers No Longer: Together on [...]
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